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Alleged sexual predator arrested in Long

A 61-year-old Arizona man was arrested Sunday and charged with sexual exploitation of a child by the Long County Sheriff's Department.

September 08, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway wreck kills bicyclist Friday

A Midway man was killed Friday night as he was riding a bike on Isle of Wight Road.

September 08, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent fatality on Isle of Wight

A crash Friday night on Isle of Wright Road apparently killed one person, but few details were available and there has been no official confirmation.

September 06, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


City hails woman as hero

Denisse Vega, 26, shies away from the spotlight. She graciously made an exception Thursday when the city of Hinesville recognized her for heroism during a regular city council meeting. Vega's quick action saved lives when she alerted 13 tenants to a fire which swept through several apartments in the Stewart Pines complex on Aug. 9.

September 06, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Local folk help hurricane victims

John DuBois of Glennville and Pamela Walters of Hinesville are among more than 150 volunteers helping to mobilize the American Red Cross' emergency response vehicles.

September 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldiers charged for stolen gear

Twelve soldiers were investigated for allegedly stealing military equipment from Fort Stewart. Some of the soldiers have been charged and are awaiting trial and one was court-martialed late last year.

September 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


State patrol preparing for holiday

The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel impaired during Labor Day holiday travel period. Troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division will be working alongside sheriff's deputies and police officers in an effort to keep the holiday weekend as safe as possible.

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Alma man dies in apparent bike crash

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the death of an Alma man whose body was found Sunday on the unpaved portion of Briar Bay Road outside of Riceboro.

September 01, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Pot plants found in Long County

Several marijuana plants, ranging in height from 4-6 feet, were found Wednesday by officials from the Long County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway woman reports rape

A Liberty County woman told Midway Police she was abducted and raped at gunpoint last Thursday as she was leaving the Dollar General Store in the 100 block of Butler Street.

August 27, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Jesup bar fight results in numerous arrests

A Hinesville firefighter who allegedly participated in a barroom brawl around 10 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Oyster Shack's Daily News Neighborhood Pub in Jesup was arrested last week along with 15 other people.

August 27, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Husband 'primary agressor' in domestic shooting

The husband of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier was the primary aggressor in a domestic shooting Tuesday on Savannah's Southside, confirmed Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Information Officer Gena Moore.

August 27, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County shooting suspect sought

An Allenhurst woman is wanted by the Long County Sheriff's Office for allegedly firing shots at another woman last week.

August 27, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


State defense force trains for searches

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta - A missing-person call on a police radio demands prompt action, often involving dozens of volunteers combing dense and sometimes dangerous areas. The time and stress accompanying the search is emotionally and physically draining. Many Georgia law enforcement agencies lack the time, personnel or resources to accomplish an intensive search.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD officer in patrol safety course

FORSYTH - Patrol Officer Richard W. Boucher of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. This course is required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for Advanced Certification.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Soldier killed in one-car crash

A Fort Stewart soldier, identified as Matthew Caron, 28, was killed Sunday in Savannah when his 2014 BMW overturned.

March 16, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Child is bitten by dog in his own yard

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March 16, 2015 | By Staff Report | Public Safety


Burglar chased off by service dog

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

March 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici Family Dollar allegedly hit by shoplifters

Family Dollar in Ludowici recently was targeted by alleged shoplifters.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Police think they know whose remains were found

Hinesville Police think they know who the person is whose skeleton was found Sunday evening, but officers were awaiting forensic reports before making any announcement.

March 10, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Trailer stolen from business

Feb. 18

March 09, 2015 | By Staff Report | Public Safety


Two sought for reckless driving

Two Long County residents face charges for allegedly driving recklessly in Ludowici.

March 09, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Skeleton found in Hinesville

The skeleton of an as-yet unidentified woman was found about 6 p.m. Sunday by a woman out walking her dog.

March 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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